Saturday, 15 November 2014

130th anniversary of start of Berlin conference on Africa subjugation

Today marks the 130th anniversary of the beginning of the infamous 15 November 1884-26 February 1885 European leaders’ Berlin conference on Africa (chaired by German Chancellor von Bismarck and  attended by the following states: Britain, France, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, Ottoman “empire”, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria-Hungary, Denmark, Czarist Russia, Sweden-Norway) to formalise the pan-European seizure, planned occupation, and irrepressible exploitation of the gargantuan riches of the African World, the catastrophic aftermath which prevails that contemporary Africans must rectify if they have to survive
(Max Roach Quintet, featuring Abbey Lincoln, “All Africa” [personnel: Roach, drums; Lincoln, vocals; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Coleridge Perkinson, piano; Eddie Khan, bass; recorded: Belgian television, {?} January 1964])
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